Senegal and Liverpool football star Sadio Mane has donated $693,000 (£500,000)
to help fund the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Bambali, Senegal.
The village, about 400 kilometers outside the capital city Dakar, did not previously
have a hospital
Senegalese President Macky Sall met with Mane earlier this month to discuss the
hospital project, which will include departments for maternity care, dental facilities and
Sadio Mane has shared his enthusiasm for the project, tweeting: “Very honored by the
audience that the Head of State, His Excellency @Macky_Sall granted me. A good time
to discuss football but also our social projects.”
In 2019, Mane donated close to $350,000 (£250,000) to build a school in Bambali.
The year before he also gifted 300 Liverpool shirts to his home village so that residents
could wear them during the Champions League final.
The Reds forward, who recently scored goals for his national team in friendly matches
against Zambia and Cape Verde, will be back in action for the start of Liverpool’s
pre-season on July 12.